our roots

Bobby's BBQ is owned by Tay Nelson, and his wife Sarah. Tay grew up in Fountain Inn, SC and at the early age of twelve, began working with his father in a local Greenville restaurant. Here he washed dishes and later worked his way up to managing the entire luncheon service during his summers in high school. In 2008 and 2009 respectively, his father and brother, Bobby Sr. and Jr. passed away. Spurred by the desire to keep their memory alive, Tay created an All Purpose Seasoning by blending together spices his father used in his recipes and adding his own preferred all natural ingredients.

Since its inception in 2010, Bobby's Seasoning has expanded to include 3 different blends: Bobby's All Purpose Seasoning (the original), as well as a Citrus blend and a BBQ Rub. All three seasonings are all natural, contain no additives, preservatives or MSG and are low sodium and gluten free.

In 2014 Tay fell in love with Central Texas style BBQ and began researching, studying and then reaching out to experts in the business to learn all that he could about smoking meats and the BBQ industry as a whole. Later that year, he began using his seasoning as a launching point to start a BBQ catering business. His beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, turkey, house-made sausage, & homemade sides are all seasoned with Bobby's seasoning blends.

For the past 4 years Tay has participated in the Mauldin BBQ Cookoff where he was awarded first place for his brisket in 2017.

Tay has been married to his wife, Sarah, since 2013. They have 5 beautiful children that always keep them on their toes! They are both so excited to have the opportunity to serve you and YOUR family and believe that it is only through the graces of God that they were able to see this vision become a reality. Faith, Family & Food. Amen.